Hello, beautiful community. I hope you all are well, and coming off a pleasant and productive week. I’m not gonna lie, mine was weird and very up and down, high and low, laughter and tears (lots of tears).
I wrote the Wednesday post – Vegans Talking About Ex-Vegans – late late Tuesday night, and to be honest, I almost didn’t write it at all. But I’m so glad I did! I had no idea that post would generate such interest and enthusiasm, and lead to such a wonderful discussion in the comments. It’s been so amazing to watch and to participate in, and it’s totally renewed my spirit. You guys are amazing. And I feel honored to be able to hold this space where we can all come together.
As Rebecca said in the comments of that post: “your blog is where all of the nice vegans hang out!”
And oh man guys, I am SO grateful for that. ♥
And now for a very important weekly ritual, Le Love List
I meant it when I said it – YOU GUYS. This community right here is at the top of my Love List this week. // Marigold baths. // Coconut oil hair treatments. // French Roast. // Getting the news that the project I’m heading is WAY ahead of schedule and we’re making great progress. // Ice cream dates. // Watching The Craft, ooh 90s witchy wonderfulness! // The August Petit Vour beauty box was GOOD. // Back to school shopping. Autumn is coming and I need clothes to teach in! // Spending time with the super moon. On the first night, midnight moon-bathing with Jeremy, setting intentions together. Then the next night, gathering with friends. A strong warrior woman and her pair of little boys, us two wild women and our three little guys, holding hands in a circle and spinning, spinning, spinning . . . beneath that beautiful harvest moon. // You may have noticed that I’m very . . . beach-oriented? Right now. At the beginning of the season Jeremy and I vowed to spend our weekends sunbathing and swimming, and it just never happened. But now, as the summer comes to an end, we’re finding our way to the beach almost every single day. Morning walks with Waits in the wagon, evening strolls for hours just the two of us, and sunset dinners with the kiddo: a big blanket, iPod with speakers, a bottle of wine, and a picnic spread of vegan eats. We dine, and then we dance. We watch the sun go down and the moon come up. And I think these are maybe some of the happiest moments of my life. Fleeting, I know. Fleeting but not so much so that I can’t manage to catch them, and hold them for one precious second, to stop and gasp and marvel at how magical life can be. ♥
Alright, that’s it for me. I hope you have a happy weekend, my dears, and I’d love to hear your Love Lists if you feel inspired to share. Just leave them in the comments below.
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